Recreation

Recreation is one of the premier opportunities for visitors to the Lassen National Forest.  From springtime wildflower hikes to snowmobiling miles of freshly groomed trails in the winter, there is something for everyone!  So go explore, camp, hike, kayak, fish, or just sit beneath the towering pines on a sunny afternoon and relax...  the Lassen welcomes you!

Here are some of our favorite places on the Lassen National Forest. We hope that you enjoy them as much as we do! Please note that pets must always be restrained or on a leash while in developed recreation sites, and that pets (except guide dogs) are not allowed in swimming areas.

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Recreation Conditions Report

 Area Name Status Area Conditions
Alder Creek Campground Closed to Visitor Alder Creek Campground is closed for the winter season.
Almanor Beach Closed to Visitor
Almanor Group Campground Closed to Visitor For information and reservations please visit www.recreation.gov
Almanor North Campground Closed to Visitor Almanor North is closed for the winter season. Dispersed camping is allowed at no charge. No amenities are provided, please pack out all trash and abide by all rules and regulations.
Almanor RV Dump Station Closed to Visitor Closed for the winter season
Almanor South Campground Closed to Visitor Almanor South Campground is closed for the winter season.
Aspen Grove Closed to Visitor $20.00 per night. $10.00 with Senior Pass
Battle Creek Campground Closed to Visitor Battle Creek Campground is closed for the winter season.
Big Pine Campground Closed to Visitor Big Pine Campground is open until October 6, 2015.  Come and join us  for a stay beneath a canopy of majestic pines. 
Bogard Campground Closed to Visitor Thinning work will begin July 12th. Fridays only and continue through the summer.
Bogard Visitor Center Open to Visitor Open.
Bridge Campground Open to Visitor Bridge Campground is open until October 13, 2015.  Come and enjoy a peaceful night under the pines and take a stroll along Hat Creek.
Butte Meadows Campground Closed to Visitor Butte Meadows is closed for the winter season. Dispersed camping is allowed at no charge. No amenities are provided, so please pack out trash and abide by all rules and regulations.
Canyon Dam Boat Launch Open to Visitor
Cave Campground Open to Visitor The North Loop is open year around.  Come and enjoy a stay in this family friendly campground and perhaps take a walk through the Subway Cave or drop a line along the Fisherman's Trail.
Cherry Hill Campground Closed to Visitor Cherry Hill Campground is closed for the winter season.
Christie Closed to Visitor .
Christie Day Use Open to Visitor .
Cold Springs Open to Visitor
Crater Lake Closed to Visitor Opens May 15th
Domingo Springs Campground Closed to Visitor Domingo Springs Campground is closed for the winter season.
Eagle Campground Closed to Visitor
Elam Campground Closed to Visitor Elam Campground is closed for winter season.
Elam Creek Rest Area Closed to Visitor
Fredonyer Parking Area Snowpark Open to Visitor Open. Winter activities later in the year...
Gallatin Beach Closed to Visitor Opens May 15th
Gallatin Marina Closed to Visitor Marina Store will open May 19th with limited hours and supplies.Full operation on Memorial weekend.
Goumaz Closed to Visitor Restrooms and water will be restored May 15th, 2013.
Gurnsey Creek Campground Closed to Visitor Gurnsey Creek Campground is closed for the winter season
Gurnsey Creek Group Campground Closed to Visitor For reservation, please visit www.recreation.gov.
Hat Creek Campground Closed to Visitor
Hat Creek Group Camp Closed to Visitor
Hat Creek Rim Overlook Open to Visitor The Hat Creek Rim Overlook is open through November 15, 2015.  Stop by for a stunning view, a picnic, or a stroll along the Hat Creek Rim on the Pacific Crest Trail.
High Bridge Campground Closed to Visitor High Bridge Campground is closed for the winter season.
Hole-in-the-Ground Campground Closed to Visitor Hole in the Ground Campground is closed for the winter season. Dispersed camping is allowed at no charge. No amenities are provided, please pack out all trash and abide by all rules and regulations.
Honn Campground Closed to Visitor Honn Campground is closed for the season.  The campground will re-open on April 22, 2016 for the beginning of Fishing Season.
Legacy Campground Closed to Visitor Legacy Campground is closed for winter season.
McCarthy Point Lookout Closed to Visitor closed for the winter season.
Merrill Campground Closed to Visitor
Old Station Day Use Picnic Open to Visitor Old Station Day Use Area is open through November 15, 2015.  Stop in for a picnic near the water or drop in a line and and try a little fishing.
Potato Patch Campground Closed to Visitor Potato Patch Campground is closed for the winter season.
Rocky Campground Closed to Visitor
Rocky Knoll Campground Closed to Visitor Rocky Knoll Campground is closed for the winter season.
Roxie Peconom Campground Closed to Visitor Open.
Silver Bowl Campground Closed to Visitor Silver Bowl Campground is closed for the winter season. Dispersed camping is allowed at no charge. No amenities are provided, please pack out all trash and abide by all rules and regulations.
Soldier Meadows Campground Closed to Visitor Soldier Meadows Campground is closed for the winter season. Dispersed camping is allowed at no charge. No amenities are provided, please pack out all trash and abide by all rules and regulations.
Spattercone Nature Trail Open to Visitor Spattercone Day Use Area is open through November 15, 2015.  Come and explore the cones and craters along the fissure that created the Hat Creek Lava FLow.  Be sure to bring plenty of water as shade is scarce.
Subway Cave Open to Visitor Subway Cave Day Use Area is open through November 15, 2015, weather permitting. Come and explore the self guided lava tube, and enjoy a picnic beneath the trees. 
Warner Creek Campground Closed to Visitor Warner Creek Campground is closed for the winter season. Dispersed camping is allowed at no charge. No amenities are provided, please pack out all trash and abide by all rules and regulations.
West Eagle Campground Closed to Visitor

Spotlights

Legacy Campground

Legacy is a developed campground with 14 sites; maximum of 8 people is allowed per single site; 16 people maximum are allowed per double site. Water and electrical hookups are provided at each site, two sets of hook ups are provided at double site 11.   An RV pay per use dump station is located next to the campground.  Call the Almanor Ranger District for more information at (530) 258-2141.

Fire Danger Level: Low
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